A recent update to the box art for the highly-anticipated, upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake has revealed that the game will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 for a period of one year after launch.
On December 9th, notable video game news and deals Twitter account Wario64 gave players their first look at the updated box art for the game, which now bears a ‘PlayStation Exclusive’ sticker stating that the game will be exclusive to the PS4 until March 3rd, 2021, one year from the release of the game:
Final Fantasy VII Remake box art updated with timed exclusive disclaimer – until March 3, 2021 pic.twitter.com/IGL0f5dbBb
— Wario64 (@Wario64) December 10, 2019
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This box art contradicts an official statement given to IGN back in July from Square Enix. They told them, “As previously announced, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be released for the PlayStation 4 on March 3rd, 2020. We have no plans for other platforms.”
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Square Enix first revealed the western box art for Final Fantasy VII Remake, which depicts Cloud Strife gazing up towards the Shinra Headquarters in recreation of the original US box art, in September:
The western box art for Final Fantasy VII Remake has been revealed! Learn more about Classic Mode, how Summons work, and more: https://t.co/woKWk08PKR pic.twitter.com/IF8LpxwfGR
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 24, 2019
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As of writing, it is currently unknown which other platforms Final Fantasy VII Remake will be available on after the exclusivity window has passed, though the German Xbox team has mistakenly tweeted about the game coming to the Xbox One in the past.
..so Xbox Germany apparently posted a video on their Facebook page, announcing Final Fantasy VII Remake for Xbox One on March 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/W4CgqsOvC5
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 10, 2019